Fishing Tips Blog Posts

Cobia Season

April 12th, 2018

Great news for local anglers, as federal waters have reopened for the cobia season this year! By Capt. Miles Altman, Bayrunner Fishing Charters Cobia catch limits for individuals and per boat have been lowered, but they are still more than ample for a big fish like these battlers. The size has been raised from 33 inches… Read More…

Spring Fishing

March 11th, 2018

Enjoy an excellent season catching sheepshead and other plentiful fish in local waters. Article by Miles Altman, Bayrunner Fishing Charters I love March. The cold, gloomy winter weather has passed, and signs of the promise of new life are showing across the Lowcountry. Unfortunately, the crazy deep freeze we had this winter ended the best trout… Read More…

Trout Extravaganza

January 20th, 2018

While fishing on Hilton Head Island this past December, it was an awesome trout season, which promises a great January—perhaps the best in years. In early spring, we had tons of small trout, and apparently they have been eating well. Most of the fish are running a couple of pounds and up, with some really… Read More…

Reeling in the Perfect Present

December 20th, 2017

Long ago figured out that the best gift I’ve ever received is the time and effort of those who introduced me to fishing. The first, to the best of my recollection, was a tiny Japanese lady by the name of Jeannie. Being a Navy brat, I grew up on military bases and Jeannie had married… Read More…

Fall Fishing

November 20th, 2017

One of my favorite books—”My Health is Better in November” by Havilah Babcock, poet laureate of South Carolina—always comes to mind this time of year. Havilah’s love for the wonderful abundance of fall fishing and hunting opportunities here in the Lowcountry is reflected in many of his books. On Hilton Head Island and in the… Read More…

The Strike of the Speckled Seatrout

October 20th, 2017

Armed with a set of fangs that would make any snake or vampire jealous, a voracious appetite and an explosive strike, the speckled seatrout ranks in the top three inshore game fish, along with flounder and red drum. Often attacking prey their own size, the strike of the seatrout is hard to beat. One nice… Read More…

Battling Big Bull Reds

October 5th, 2017

Better weather, thinner crowds and bull redfish swarming inshore waters are all reasons to celebrate the arrival of fall in the Lowcountry. The 20- to 50-pound bulls are here or offshore all year but, during this season, they come close in big numbers with catches of 20 or more fish in a trip not at… Read More…

The “Big Dogs” of Summer

August 15th, 2017

The dog days of summer are here and August is a great month to catch what I call the “Big Dogs.” This trio of tackle-busters, all available near or inshore, offers anglers big game thrills. Two of these fish, the tarpon and the blacktip shark, often weigh over 100 pounds and put on awesome aerial… Read More…

Airborne Acrobats: Silver King and Blacktip Sharks

July 14th, 2017

We had just put a fresh menhaden on the hook and tossed it out when the water exploded. Ten feet in the air shaking his bucket mouth, the silver king then reentered the water and went into overdrive. The line screamed off the reel and, then, it was over. This scenario is replayed over and… Read More…

Battle In The Deep Blue: Catching A Mahi-Mahi

June 25th, 2017

The calm sea exploded around the skipping ballyhoo, the rod bucked wildly and the fish took to the air. There was no doubt we were hooked up to the most beautiful fish inhabiting the deep blue waters of the Gulf Stream: the dolphin (fish), more commonly known as mahi-mahi. Young Robert Lyon, the third generation… Read More…